Captain Vikram Batra is one of India’s most recognised war heroes. As an officer of the Indian Army, his exemplary actions during the 1999 Kargil War led him to be posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration. On Kargil Diwas, July 26 the Pangode Military Station organised a special tribute for Late Captain Vikram Batra. The world’s largest underwater portrait of the Kargil War Hero was installed as a heartfelt tribute to him. Read on to know more.
Underwater Portrait Of Captain Vikram Batra Created For Kargil Diwas
The Indian Army in collaboration with a scuba team of Bond Water Sports Pvt Ltd organised a 1500 sq feet underwater portrait of Late Captain Vikram Batra as part of Kargil Diwas Celebrations. The beautiful portrait of Late Captain Vikram Batra was painted by artist Da Vinci Suresh. The artist wore a scuba diving suit and created the entire portrait underwater. This is not just India’s but the world’s largest underwater portrait. The artist took 8 hours to complete the portrait using tiles.
A unique homage to #KargilWar Hero Captain Vikram Batra in Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram.
An underwater portrait measuring 50 ft long and 30 ft wide installed by Artist Davinci Suresh@PIB_India#KargilVijayDiwas @DefenceMinIndia @Tri_Service @rajnathsingh pic.twitter.com/koXJ4lg4AY
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This Is The World’s Largest Underwater Portrait
Pangode Military Station was awarded the URF World Records (Universal Records Forum) for creating the world’s largest underwater portrait. URF authorities awarded the World Record Certificate to Pangode Military Station. A military band display and a special event to pay homage to Late Captain Vikram Batra was also part of the event. Kargil Diwas is commemorated on July 26 every year to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War. This day is dedicated to all the brave fallen heroes of the Kargil War.
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